Email Appraisal for State Records Agencies – TOMES and RATOM in North Carolina

From 2015 to 2018, North Carolina, Kansas, and Utah collaborated to develop “Transforming Online Mail with Embedded Semantics,” (TOMES) with the support of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). TOMES “seeks to identify email accounts of public officials with enduring value in order to capture, preserve, and provide access to … Continue reading Email Appraisal for State Records Agencies – TOMES and RATOM in North Carolina

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Reflections on Being an Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Intern

October 16, 2018 by Kathi Isham This past year I had the privilege of serving as the SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section intern. As I hand over the reins to this year’s intern, Taylor de Klerk, I’d like to share my reflections on my internship; not only the new skills I developed, but how it … Continue reading Reflections on Being an Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Intern

Acquisitions & Appraisal Annual Section Meeting – Archives*Records 2018

by Kathi Isham/A&A Section Intern On August 17th around 200 people attended the joint meeting of the SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section and the Records Management Section. The meeting started with a lively round of Networking Bingo which inspired this tweet: Rachel Donahue @sheepeeh Networking bingo might be my fave icebreaker activity. (Acq/Appraisal & RM joint … Continue reading Acquisitions & Appraisal Annual Section Meeting – Archives*Records 2018

Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 2

by Kathi Isham This past March, I attended the New England Archivists Spring 2018 Meeting in New Haven and thoroughly enjoyed presentations by Providence Public Library staff about their outreach work to promote use of their special collections by the Providence arts community and their efforts to document that community by collecting material from local … Continue reading Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 2

Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 1

by Kathi Isham This past March, I attended the New England Archivists Spring 2018 Meeting in New Haven and thoroughly enjoyed presentations by Providence Public Library staff about their outreach work to promote use of their special collections by the Providence arts community and their efforts to document that community by collecting material from local … Continue reading Providence Public Library Special Collections: Acquisitions Policies and Practices, part 1

Can I Deduct That? – A Primer for Archivists

This guest blog article is written by Stuart Lutz, who provides clarification of the rules pertaining to tax deductible record donations. Lutz is a professional appraiser who operates his own company, Stuart Lutz Historic Documents Inc. More resources on appraisal are available through the SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section's microsite Monetary Appraisal of Archival Materials web page … Continue reading Can I Deduct That? – A Primer for Archivists

Now Accepting Nominations for SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Steering Committee

Update: Deadline for nominations has been extended to May 28! Dear colleagues, The Acquisitions and Appraisal Section has openings for three positions on the steering committee: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Steering Committee At-Large Member (2 positions available) In order to be nominated for these positions, candidates must be a member of the Society of American Archivists and a … Continue reading Now Accepting Nominations for SAA Acquisitions & Appraisal Section Steering Committee